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  1. Default I plan on getting Tetras but..


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    I plan on getting half a dozen Tetra's to start with but I don't want to until I have my tank ready for them. This could take weeks because 1. pH is too high (7.6) so I will be growing some java fern, and getting driftwood. 2. My tank is cycling and my levels are a bit high (amm 0 trite 1 trate 5). 3. I will be getting a better light fixture but I need to dim the lights some how, this is difficult because my filter pushes my 1 floating fake plant to a corner. I want to have my tank as comfortable and less stressful as possible for when I get the tetra's. I've been holding myself back from getting them, just yesterday I seen some at a local walmart, but I think of there lives before my pleasure and satisfaction. I'd really like some input, suggesstions or advice. My tank info is below.
    30g Long Planted South American BioTope Blue Rams & Apisto + Community
    Formerly Carlos_x3, RamGuy13

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    Why do you have a fake floating plant?

    No access to real ones?
    75g - 20 cardinals : 7 panda cory : 5 Julii cory : 9 zebra danios : 1 CAE : 2 SAE : 2 yo-yos : 1 BN
    25g: 5 long-finned zebra danios

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    Your pH is fine. Fish are very adaptable to different conditions. Stability is the key.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug z
    Why do you have a fake floating plant?

    No access to real ones?
    I don't think my lighting is enough for real plants right now (1 standard incandescent bulb). Wouldn't the floating plants just rot without adequate lighting? I will be getting proper lighting soon. I'd like some nice floating plants not some ugly looking dark ones. The fake floating plant I have right now is pretty big and it does dim the corner it's in.

    I'd like my pH stable at a lower level.
    30g Long Planted South American BioTope Blue Rams & Apisto + Community
    Formerly Carlos_x3, RamGuy13

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    i bet the fish will love to hover under the fake floater

  6. #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos_x3
    I'd like my pH stable at a lower level.
    Not necessary to lower it, but your choice.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

  7. #7

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    Have a drink on me - Dave66 From a fellow BC boy - sailor For making a great game - Futureboy thanks for the rep. - robnepper Congrats on your Gold Award :) - SkinnyChicken 
    To make up for not voting you in...lol :) - MeganL3985 Have a great trip! - MeganL3985 Happy B'day - donvichu sounds like you need a beer Doug - sailor Nice job on new tank - Lady Hobbs 
    tribbles - Commodore 64 One more for the school! - Wild Turkey Seasons Greetings, have anice Christmas. - Brookfish Feliz Navidad !!! - Alfcea Happy Holidays! - Wild Turkey 
    Merry Christmas - Northernguy Congrats TOTM - Northernguy Happy Birthday Mate - fraggle Thanks, good to see you back! - Brookfish 
    Autism - doug z Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - doug z 

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    Where did you get the fake floater?

    I might use a couple until my real ones start to fill out..
    75g - 20 cardinals : 7 panda cory : 5 Julii cory : 9 zebra danios : 1 CAE : 2 SAE : 2 yo-yos : 1 BN
    25g: 5 long-finned zebra danios

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi
    i bet the fish will love to hover under the fake floater
    My Betta sleeps in it
    30g Long Planted South American BioTope Blue Rams & Apisto + Community
    Formerly Carlos_x3, RamGuy13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos_x3
    I don't think my lighting is enough for real plants right now (1 standard incandescent bulb). Wouldn't the floating plants just rot without adequate lighting? I will be getting proper lighting soon. I'd like some nice floating plants not some ugly looking dark ones. The fake floating plant I have right now is pretty big and it does dim the corner it's in.

    I'd like my pH stable at a lower level.
    \
    you are correct about not having enough light.Do you have any ideas how you will be lowering your pH?The driftwood will only take you down to possibly 7.4-7.3,the fern will do nothing.I recomend seachem acid buffer to lower ph safely and consistently,chems are frowned upon by everyone on this site but me it seems.If you are consistent with your dosing then you will have consistency in your results.Keep us posted.

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    My pH is always 7.6 and my fish are just fine. I have 10 black skirts that do very well as do all my community fish.

    How are you cycling? You don't mention a source of ammonia which is needed for a cycle. A tank will not cycle without it.

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